The Nigerien president, Mohamed Bazoum on Monday arrived Nigeria on a two day official visit .

Bazoum was reveived by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Among those who joined the president to welcome Bazoum are the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammed Bello and some presidential aides.

The governors of Sokoto, Borno, Yobe, Kebbi and Zamfara states were also at the villa to welcome Bazoum.

Bazoum was sworn in on 2 April for the first five-year term as President of Niger Republic.

His inauguration marked the first successful transfer of power from outgoing president to an elected Nigerien leader since the country’s independence in 1960.

The two West African leaders went into closed doors bilateral talks immediately after the brief welcoming ceremony.

President Buhari had earlier received briefing from Vice-President Osinbajo before the arrival of the Nigerien President